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TravelWise

Montreal
October 2000

In the October issue of TRAVELER, we feature 22 superb weekend getaways. One of our selections is Montreal, a Canadian city with a touch of France. As TRAVELER editor in chief and Montreal native Keith Bellows says, “No city is more romantic, more lovely, more cultured, more cosmopolitan, or has more spark and élan than Montreal.” We think you’ll be inspired to visit after reading Bellows’s tale. So here we offer the very best links on travel to Montreal.

BASICS

Entering Canada
www.tourism-montreal.org/1_0/1_13.htm#customs
Instructions on customs requirements from Tourism Montreal

Getting There
www.admtl.com/index-e.html
Flight-departure and flight-arrival information for Montreal’s airports—plus, airport customer service and general information

Making Telephone Calls
www.teleport.com/~iexportc/countryc.htm
A comprehensive listing of telephone codes for cities in Canada

Checking Weather Forecasts
www.weather.com/weather/cities/ca__montreal.html
A three-day forecast and daily updates, as reported by the Weather Channel

ESSENTIALS

Where to Eat
www.bar-resto.com
A database of Montreal’s restaurants and bars—with links and short overviews

www.restaurant.ca/mtl/search_frm_en.shtml
A directory of restaurants in Montreal by Restaurant Canada—searchable by area, price range, cuisine, and special features

www.tourism-montreal.org/1_0/1_3.htm
A dining guide created by Tourisme Montréal, with information on various restaurants organized by type of cuisine

Where to Stay
montreal.funtastiktravel.com/Montreal/MontrealHotel.html
Listings of Montreal hotels, with information on rates, availability, and amenities

www.placestostay.com/search/HotelSearch?
city=Montreal&country=Canada&submit.y=4&submit.x=34&hotel=

Links, descriptions, and room rates for Montreal hotels and bed-and-breakfasts

www.tourism-montreal.org/1_0/1_2.htm
An overview of accommodations in Montreal by Tourisme Montréal with information on hotels and bed-and-breakfasts and listings of campgrounds and hostels in nearby regions

How to Get Around
www.stcum.qc.ca/English/a-somm.htm
Information on routes, fares, and schedules for the public metro and bus systems

www.viarail.ca
Information on schedules, reservations, and fares for Canada’s railway system

www.tourism-montreal.org/1_0/1_12_4.htm
Tourisme Montréal’s overview on modes of transportation to, from, and within Montreal—including airline listings, bus services, car rentals, railway systems, limousine services, and public transit

THINGS TO DO

Attraction Sites
www.worldexecutive.com/cityguides/montreal/attractions.html
Information on Montreal attractions—plus, links to area hotels, weather, restaurants, maps, and travel tips

www.tourism-montreal.org/1_0/1_1.htm
Listings of places to visit in Montreal, organized by activity and region

Cultural Activities
www.montrealonline.com/museums/index.html
Information on art exhibits and other cultural events in Montreal

www.tourism-montreal.org/1_0/1_4.htm
An extensive calendar of events—art exhibits, dance performances, theatrical productions, and more

travel.e-scape.net/canada/quebec/montreal/museums.html
An overview on Montreal’s museums, organized by type of exhibit

Nightlife and Entertainment
www.campusaccess.com/campus_web/travel/t4city_monnght.htm
Write-ups on Montreal bars and clubs—plus, links to museums and restaurants

www.montrealinfo.com/bars
Links for information on Montreal cigar lounges, comedy clubs, jazz and blues clubs, and more

Recreation and Sports Links
www.ojori.com/outdoor/er12.htm
Information on 29 different modes of outdoor recreation in Montreal, including golfing, biking, canoeing, scuba diving, and skiing

www.sportsreport.net
Offers the lowdown on Montreal’s sports scene

TRAVEL GUIDES

Currency Converter
www.xe.net/ucc
Exchange rates among several countries, including the U.S. and Canada

Map Links
www.worldexecutive.com/cityguides/montreal/maps.html
A clickable street map of Montreal

musicm.mcgill.ca/netads/http/maps.html
Provides maps for greater Montreal, downtown Montreal, and tourist sections

MEDIA

Books
travel.roughguides.com/content/4945/index.htm
Online guide by Rough Guides, includes overviews on dining, accommodations, entertainment, and attractions

www.relocatecanada.com/bookstore/booksmontreal.html
A listing of Montreal books that cover an array of topics, including travel

Newspapers
www.montrealgazette.com
News information by the daily Montreal Gazette

www.globeandmail.com
News information by the daily The Globe and Mail

www.afterhour.com
An alternative weekly newspaper, After Hour

www.montrealmirror.com
An alternative weekly newspaper, Montreal Mirror

Radio
www.canehdian.com/radio/bycity/montreal.html
Includes links to the home pages of nine different local radio stations

FOR MORE INFORMATION

Tourisme Montréal
www.tourism-montreal.org
Information on attractions, accommodations, dining, shopping, transportation, and more

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